Q. My son has cylindrical eye power. Will his eyesight ever return to normal?

Answered by
Dr. Bachar Khoury
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 11, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jul 24, 2019

Hi doctor,

My son is 4 years and 10 months old. He has -2.5 cylindrical power in both the eyes. Is it possible for his eyesight to recover? Is this a serious condition at this age? Can it be improved with a diet? Are there any precautions I must take? Could it be due to excessive use of phones and television?

Dr. Bachar Khoury

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Unfortunately, his eyesight will not return to normal. But his vision can be corrected with a LASIK surgery after he turns 18. It is not a serious condition.
  • It cannot be improved with diet.
  • You can ensure he takes breaks when reading and watching television.

For more information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me what causes this cylinder power in the eye?

Dr. Bachar Khoury

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Cylindrical power is mainly caused due to genetic factors but not necessarily from the parents.
  • It is not directly caused by the use of mobile phones but long term use increases the minus power due to a ciliary spasm or accommodation spasm.

For more information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist

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